Tottenham Hotspur – Manchester United: Resilient Spurs Bounce Back To Snatch A Point (2-2)

A game of two halves. Manchester United’s approach in and out of possession restricted Tottenham Hotspur in the first half. However, Ryan Mason’s Spurs, aided by a few important tactical substitutions, showed their mettle to turn around a two-goal deficit, earning a point.

Tactical analysis and match report by Rahul Madhavan.

The sound of the fire alarm has been echoing for days at Tottenham Hotspur. Following the resentful divorce with Antonio Conte, his assistant, Cristian Stellini was offered a temporary role as the head coach. Results did not appear to improve as Spurs began losing their grip in the fight for the Champions League spots.

However, the club witnessed a new low when they crumbled like a house of cards against Newcastle United; five goals were conceded inside twenty minutes. It was the final straw for Stellini, with his reign coming to an abrupt end. Chairman Daniel Levy turned to a familiar figure in Ryan Mason to weather the upcoming storm.

After a calamitous experiment with a back four, Mason turned to the familiar 3-4-3 formation. Fraser Forster started in goal, with Christian Romero, Eric Dier, and Clément Lenglet comprising the back three. Pedro Porro and Ivan Perišić played as the wing-backs, while Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Oliver Skipp formed the double pivot in midfield. Richarlison, Son Heung-min, and Harry Kane completed the attack.

Meanwhile, Manchester United were on the back of a long and arduous FA Cup semi-final against

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